The survey for the best songs of 1959 is nothing but consistent. Dion and the Belmonts reached the top five for the sixth consecutive year, while the Crests repeated for the fourth time. Jackie Wilson returned to the top five for the fifth time in six years.
Here’s the top five songs from 1959 alphabetically by artist:
“The Angels Listened In” by the Crests
“A Teenager in Love” by Dion and the Belmonts
“Shout” by The Isley Brothers
“What a Diff’rence a Day Makes” by Dinah Washington
“Lonely Teardrops” by Jackie Wilson
Check out the rest of the first round schedule, plus links to open surveys and results from other years here, and details on this year’s Grooveyard Great 88 here. And don’t forget to listen for updates and your favorite songs on…
…Where Oldies Come Alive!